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Were you looking for information about Fibromyalgia? Fibermyalgia is a common misspelling of fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is a common and chronic medical condition that affects up to 1 in every 50 Americans. The condition is characterized by symptoms such as widespread muscle pain, fatigue, problems with memory, and headaches. Although it is often considered an arthritis-related condition, it is not truly a form of arthritis (a disease of the joints) because it does not cause inflammation or damage to the joints, muscles, or other tissues. However, like arthritis, it can cause significant pain and fatigue, and it can interfere with a person's ability to carry out daily activities.
For unknown reasons, approximately 80 percent to 90 percent of those diagnosed with this condition are women. However, men and children can also have this disorder. In most cases, people are diagnosed during middle age.
While the causes of fibromyalgia are still unknown, many researchers believe that the disorder could be partially genetic, and that it involves problems with the nervous system's ability to process pain. Treatment options may include lifestyle changes, medications, or alternative therapies.
(Click Fibromyalgia for more information on what researchers believe causes fibromyalgia, a detailed list of symptoms of the condition, and ways to deal with the disorder. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
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